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254 BC - 184 BC

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Titus Maccius Plautus (; c. 254 – 184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plautus has received more than 757,997 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Plautus is the 115th most popular writer (up from 123rd in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Italy (up from 131st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Writer.

Plautus is most famous for his comedic plays.

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  • 760k

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  • 75.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 63

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Plautus ranks 115 out of 5,755Before him are François Rabelais, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, Federico García Lorca, Mary Shelley, and François Villon. After him are Václav Havel, Sully Prudhomme, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Yukio Mishima, Henry David Thoreau, and Paul Verlaine.

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Among people born in 254 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him are Quintus Fabius Pictor and Machanidas. Among people deceased in 184 BC, Plautus ranks 1After him is Emperor Qianshao of Han.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Plautus ranks 126 out of 4,668Before him are Sulla (-138), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Pius III (1439), Pope Urban VIII (1568), Pope Clement I (40), and Pope Gregory XVI (1765). After him are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Donato Bramante (1443), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Numa Pompilius (-753), Pope Gregory XV (1554), and Anselm of Canterbury (1033).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Plautus ranks 11Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Horace (-65), Umberto Eco (1932), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Cato the Elder (-243). After him are Carlo Collodi (1826), Catullus (-84), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Pliny the Younger (61), Juvenal (50), and Luigi Pirandello (1867).